Digicel Triple Sports Fiesta on tonight
Tonight local sports fans will have the opportunity to witness a new innovation in the sporting arena here in Guyana when the Digicel-sponsored Triple Sports Fiesta is unveiled, at the National Gymnasium.
An idea specifically conceived by Digicel’s Events and Marketing Manager Gavin Hope, fans will get to see high class action involving three disciplines under one roof in what is being deemed the first of its kind here and many are of the view that the amalgamation of netball, volleyball and hockey should have been experimented with a long time ago.
However, through the undeniable support for athletes and sports development from Digicel, the link between the three disciplines has finally been made and an exciting night of action is anticipated.
In the netball segment, the national Ladies squad will take on a Rest Combination and according to Secretary of the Guyana Netball Association Shanomae Pearce- Baptiste the nationals will be using the competition as part of their build up to compete in an international tournament scheduled to be played in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Volleyball Competition will feature national champions Young Achievers going up against the up and coming Port Mourant Training School, a team that possesses some of the brightest young prospects in the sport and a keenly contested match is anticipated.
The Hockey segment is another highly anticipated affair that features defending Diamond Mineral Water International Indoor champions Old Fort versus reigning national indoor champions Pepsi Hikers and everyone in the hockey fraternity knows that whenever these two teams collide, especially in the indoor format, exciting stuff is witnessed.
There will also be action among the Ladies that will see GCC and Hikers battle each other for supremacy and that too promises to be a scorching encounter.
Apart from monetary incentives for the respective winners, all three governing bodies will also benefit from the munificence of Digicel, while players and fans will also have the opportunity to cash in on some fantastic offers.
Fans are being urged to come out and support the inaugural venture which according to the sponsor’s representatives could very well become an annual event.
Admission is free and starting time is 18:00 hrs.